Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the music education hub for Bristol. We believe in the power of music – to inspire, teach and transform lives. We want to make sure that every young person has access to music education activities and a platform for musical expression.

Through work with partners and venues across Bristol, BPM joins up opportunities for teaching, learning and performance in a way that everyone can access. Our goal is to promote local music-making and our city’s rich musical talent.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, a registered charity (no. 1140898).

Minute of Listening for Bristol

The Bristol Minute of Listening is a bespoke pack of sounds taken from all over the city.

Bristol’s unique and vibrant cultural heritage lends itself perfectly to this collection of music, natural and industrial sounds.  Each drawn from iconic sources such as Concorde, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo and the Harbourside, recorded with the support and participation of Bristol’s business and community groups.

The Bristol Minute of Listening is an amazing audio journey which takes you through the city and will inspire all who encounter it.